January 10, 2023

Bakersfield, CA – Dennis Byrd Killed in Hwy. 178 Pedestrian Crash


Bakersfield, CA - Dennis Byrd Killed in Hwy. 178 Pedestrian Crash

Bakersfield, CA (January 10, 2023) – Police in Bakersfield are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on Friday, January 6th The accident happened on Highway 178.

According to a report from the area, 58-year-old Dennis Eric Byrd was walking on SR 178 when he tried to cross the road. As Byrd entered the roadway, he was hit by a car that was traveling westbound on Highway 178. Byrd was thrown into the air and landed in the path of another vehicle. The second vehicle also struck him. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and provided rescue efforts, but ultimately Byrd succumbed to his injuries.

The drivers involved were not immediately identified. It is not clear if they remained at the scene or whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident. Police are still investigating the collision at this time.

No further information has been released.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Dennis Eric Byrd following this fatal Bakersfield pedestrian accident.

Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Bakersfield

California pedestrian accidents carry a great risk of serious bodily harm for victims. When we think of a pedestrian accident, we often associate the crash as being catastrophic in nature. According to statistics, more than 80% of all pedestrian crashes in California will result in some type of injury to the victim. The explanation for this is simple: pedestrians have no protection from the force and impact of the collision. Even an accident that takes place at relatively low speeds has great potential to do serious damage.

Many pedestrian accidents occur because of mistakes made by drivers. Some drivers are careless or distracted, thus increasing the chance that their actions will lead to a serious crash. Drivers who fail to pay attention to their surroundings can strike an unsuspecting pedestrian. Each accident must be closely investigated in order to determine the exact sequence of events that led up to its occurrence.

California law provides crash victims and family members with legal rights in the event of an accident. If you or a loved one have been affected by a crash of any type, you should speak with an experienced attorney in order to fully understand the options that you might have. Even in cases where you think you might be partly at fault, you should talk to a lawyer in order to decide how best to move forward. Many people make the mistake of trying to handle their cases on their own. This results in a less-than-desirable outcome in most cases.

Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will discuss your case and help you to determine how you should move forward following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. To schedule your time to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Bakersfield, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.

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